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A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap

Kapp Notes

The other day, I had a wonderful Skype conversation with Álvaro Mas, business developer at Hooptap. He also provided some examples of how they are implementing Hooptap solutions in various organizations. Here is some of that interesting conversation. He showed me an interesting product to help gamify learning. Kapp: What is Hooptap? Hooptap screenshot. Nothing but advantages!

A Conversation with John Deligiannis of mLevel

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with John Deligiannis. Can you give me an example of a how a customer has used mLevel? Deligiannis: Lots of examples! John has been in the L&D space for his entire career, and joined a company called mLevel almost 2 years ago now. Deligiannis: I would say the dramatic but constant shift away from classroom-based training.

eLearning Example – Make Compliance Courses Engaging


One of the ways I become a better eLearning designer is by finding good examples and trying to replicate the elements I like. Recently, my friend Brooke Schepker from Yukon Learning shared a sample course. View the sample course. Yukon was bold in selecting a compliance course as an example and kudos to them for showing us a better approach. Well done!

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. Below I've captured aspects of our conversation (interestingly enough done via email - how old school). You can see an example of a conversation around phones below.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

For example, organisations. Data from a sample of 1,681 learners taking part in a Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit during 2015. conversation. We compared those responding 7, 8 or 9. (47% of sample) with those responding 1, 2 or 3 (20% of the sample). Whilst the informal conversation ‘around the water cooler’ is no. In-Focus. Report. Supported by.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. For example, the default version of the sample scenario had white text on a black background. That’s way more work than I wanted to do for a quick sample.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. For example, the default version of the sample scenario had white text on a black background. That’s way more work than I wanted to do for a quick sample.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For example, I am working with one global company on changing the design of summative assessment, which should impact all school children in the next five years. Any future books in the works?

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Now here are the highlights from our conversation. sample of the mLevel suite of Learning Activities. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation.  I’ve known Byran for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him. magazine’s Best of 2014 and Best of 2015.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

within a classroom: examples that we’re all familiar with include flight simulators, or survival. Example 1: Toys”R”Us Canada identified rolling out their Omnichannel strategy to drive revenue by creating a seamless customer experience across all channels. Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J company) was looking for a way to increase employee product knowledge to drive sales. Conclusion.16

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation. Below is an example of the template in action. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration. Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. August 4 & 5 (Seattle).

Lectora Conversation Scenarios Around the Water Cooler

eLearning Brothers

Our Lectora template library is bursting at the seams with conversational scenarios: a branching scenario in which two or more characters interact, guided by the learner’s conversational choices.Those who purchase Lectora Inspire also get in-app access to our Lectora templates. Download a Lectora conversational scenario template today at our template library ! Lobby.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although this took a little time for me to get my head around, I eventually came to understand that blogging is ultimately a conversation. If you choose to respond to their comments, the conversations starts. But this was a limited view.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For example, I am working with one global company on changing the design of summative assessment, which should impact all school children in the next five years. Any future books in the works?

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

like cost of client acquisition, net promoter score, and conversion rates. LEARN DISCUSS PROGRESS PRACTICE REVIEW STRUCTURE OF A PROFICIENCY JOURNEY 6 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. practical case studies and examples. to structure her conversation with Sue, and ask that the manager records notes. This conversation ties it.

A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

Kapp Notes

Here is some of our conversation. Kapp: You do some really creative things with elearning and especially game-based learning, can you please share some examples of what you’ve done? Can you share any examples with us? Here are some examples. Compliance Example. You can read more about this example here. Leadership Skills Example.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in case you missed it, here is Part One.). Here is the rest of my recent conversation with Clark Aldrich. even have daily special features, such as collections of sims that all won a recent award (such as I/ITSEC, here or or that are good examples of “OpEd” content shown here. think this one is from 2005.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

Instead of exhaustive analysis, for example, we gather whatever project background information is relatively easy to obtain, then sketch out a possible instructional approach, and ask, “Why wouldn’t this be a successful direction?”. For example, SMEs were often disappointed with what programmers delivered. KK: 6) Thanks, that’s a great example. It’s prone to action.


A Conversation with Mike Lozicki of MediaLab 3D solutions

Kapp Notes

Kapp: Can you give an example of how your clients might use your services? For example, let’s say an employee is out in the field installing a shower stall and forgets how to measure for faucet components. The other day I had a chance to talk with Mike Lozicki of MediaLab 3D solutions and ask him a few questions. Mike is the President & CEO of MediaLab 3D Solutions.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. Apply: With her new skills and knowledge, Sue is ready to try applying SMART in her conversations for a couple of weeks. Now, what Sue did in our example scenario wasn’t. conversations with her team members.

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

There are well over 100 graphics throughout, and I’m hoping that the graphic examples and chapters in the last section will give readers ideas of how to approach all kinds of visuals, from icons to stories to graphs. The examples relate to eLearning, slides, performance support, etc. It was also frustrating to not be able to present an example every time I wanted to.

A Conversation with Allessandria Polizzi

Kapp Notes

I had a great conversation the other day with Allessandria Polizzi. Recently, for example, I worked with an organization that initially wanted a training intervention but, upon further understanding of the business, we determined that they needed a holistic approach for developing both leaders and employees, as well as an end-to-end solution for selecting and onboarding.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Kapp: I am sure people would like to a see some samples of your work, do you have any links to what you’ve done? Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. and an instructor at the University of Cincinnati. Andrew’s company, Designing Digitally, Inc.

But I’d Never Say That! Choices for Conversation-Based Decisions in Scenarios

Twitterpated with Learning

created a basic prototype of the course already, and now I’m working with a team to polish the content, particularly the users’ interactions with potential clients during the pitch. I’ve developed a number of decision-based scenarios that include conversation and deciding on the right wording for the user options has sometimes been tricky. Ask Mr. Jones if he’s ready to buy an Awesome Robot.

Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template


If you look closely, you’ll notice that content is delivered through conversations in many types of media… in movies, TV shows, interviews, commercials, and more. Part of the beauty of conversations is that the content is delivered and you aren’t even aware of it. So what’s so powerful about conversations? Create context with conversations. Storytelling. wouldn’t. Enjoy!

Microsoft PowerPoint: Measurement Unit Conversion in a Flash

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    Here's a quick tip you may not already know that could save you some serious time with unit conversion. It isn't rocket science to Google your way to proper unit conversion, but there's an easier and faster way right there in PowerPoint. For example, let's resize a shape using pixel dimensions. Automatic conversion to inches!

A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations

Learning and Working on the Web

As Nancy Dixon writes, “ The only reason to come together face-to-face is for people to be in conversation with each other! ” Too often though, the workplace is not designed to enable conversations. More open environments can encourage conversations [AKA, participation in complex work]. The future of workplace learning is  social, cooperative and especially mobile.

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Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

We had to start afresh with our conversation and the line of jokes was gone, because in a teleconference the threshold to throw in a funny line is much higher. also realized that the conversation doesn''t flow naturally when moving to a different medium. Nice examples of how you can blend online and face-to-face elements. Suddenly Nancy said - shall we move to a teleconference?

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. I did a few and I had a slide like that at the end, encouraging people to join Twitter for example in order to learn what customers were saying about their Brand or documentation or eLearning courses. Nothing, zero, nada.

A Conversation with Anna Griffith of Discovery Machine

Kapp Notes

Kapp: What are some examples of the product in action? To see an example of this product in action, check out a video demonstration of our capabilities here. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Anna Griffith with whom I attended High School–small world. She is the co-Founder and CEO of Discovery Machine, Inc, and has spent her career making cognitive science and artificial intelligence research usable and understandable for organizations and…she is wicked smart. Anna’s primary interest is in enabling people to transfer their experience to others.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

This book showcases examples of ‘solutions’ that are consistent with the web’s will and how they not only provide value to the global user base, but contribute back to the web’s evolution. I seem to be hanging out with a lot of writers these days. This is part one of the interview, I’ll post part two tomorrow. Books like Dave Grey’s The Connected Company.

Use conversations in eLearning courses


Overview tutorial showing the background and characters angles that I use when building a conversation in an eLearning course. Today I wanted to show you how you can build conversations in your eLearning courses. So I thought I’d show you some screenshots of what a conversation might look like. So I thought I’d show you the 8 angles that I build for conversations.

Straight PowerPoint Conversion?

E-learning Uncovered

The promise of PowerPoint conversion tools is that you can take existing content and turn it into e-learning in just a few clicks. Here are three reasons why a straight conversion of existing PowerPoint slides might be a bad idea—and what you can do about it. 1. Without that presenter, you lose much of your material, especially the stories, examples, and interactions that help that information come alive. 2. ” Uncategorized design powerpoint conversion presentationsThe slides may contain only part of the content. None of these are the same as e-learning.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part Two

Kapp Notes

gave an example recently in a blog about using the SalesForce API to create intelligent dialogue between ‘sales’ training and sales results captured in SalesForce. Right or wrong, the conversation is needed. Here is part two of a great discussion with Reuben Tozman about his book, Learning On Demand. If you missed the first part check it out here. Design ID Degree

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses


simple example of this is that before a customer service training course, ask enrollees to describe a prior good and bad customer experience they have had. Once you have kicked off your eLearning course with a conversation, you can use that group to point people back to the eLearning course. One of the major problems with eLearning is that people cannot interact with each other.

L&D Capability in Australia – Conversations from UnConference

Learning Cafe

framing his skills in terms of the business need, for example, “I’m a customer service person who just happens to provide learning” Professionalising L&D in Australia: Nicola Atkinson. Improving L&D capability lies at the heart of the Learning Café. ” (Sloman, 2010, p8). ” (Sloman, 2010,p 1). Skill set for the Future: Peter Hall. Change agent.

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

For example if I wanted to develop a MOOC whose primarily concern was a higher percentage of people passing the course, I would design a certain way than if I was primarily concerned with the learners applying the knowledge to the real world. Take the example of a new regulation (like Basel III for financial institutions). Blended & Learning Tech Learning Conversations I recently participated in a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Gamification along with 66,000 fellow learners run by Kevin Werbach. Associate Professor, The Wharton School. It turned out to be more.

Learning from the changing landscape: Learning conversation with Martine Barclay

Learning Cafe

The conversation is rich in insights drawn from Marline’s experience. Jeevan: Martine, welcome to Learning Conversations. eLearning is a great example of this, there are some organizations that in the past built  lots of e-learning and e-learning is a really good medium for learning but sometimes you could spend a hundred thousand on something, when twenty thousand would have been just as good. At the end of the day, you don’t always have to be the one who has the conversation and so you’ve got to recognize that as well. Martine : Thank you. So, it’s a journey.

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 2

Learning Cafe

Let’s take leadership, for example. Cafe News Learning ConversationsWith a career in organisational development, learning and development, HR, line management and operations spanning 27 years, Liz’s experiences have encompassed the education, hospitality, airline and professional services sectors. Since 2003, she has worked closely with Ernst & Young practices in 20 countries across Asia Pacific and was based in Hong Kong working across Asia from 2006 – 2010. Currently, Liz is in a global organisational development internal consulting role based in Sydney. Part 1 is here.